Rep. Snow: Local Providers Receive Funding Boost To Improve Public Health

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Craig Snow (R-Warsaw) said three agencies serving Kosciusko County recently received a funding boost through a new state grant program aimed at tackling public health challenges.

Snow, supporter of the law establishing the Health Issues and Challenges Grant, said Indiana recently released more than $35 million in grant funding to local and statewide service providers and health organizations. The program’s goal is to help improve health outcomes related to tobacco use, food insecurity/obesity, lead exposure, hepatitis C, chronic disease, and disease prevention programs, including community paramedicine and community health workers, according to a news release provided.

“Our health impacts all aspects of our lives and we need to do our best to protect and take care of ourselves,” Snow said. “These programs are assisting our communities to help people live longer and healthier lives.”

Health Community Coalition of Kosciusko County received money to support programs for cancer, and Goshen Health and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana received money to support programs for food insecurity and obesity.

Statewide organizations that serve local communities also received grants, including the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, the Indiana Rural Health Association, the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, Health By Design and the Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition.

According to the Indiana Department of Health, which oversees the program, grant funds must be spent by Dec. 31, 2026, and additional funding will be offered in a subsequent round.

To learn more, visit and click on “Health Issues and Challenges Grant.”